Anthony Trollope | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Richard Mullen

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Anthony Trollope.
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Critical Essay by Richard Mullen

SOURCE: "Anthony Trollope at Christmas," in Contemporary Review, Vol. 261, No. 1523, December, 1992, pp. 309-13.

In the following essay, Mullen places Trollope's Christmas stories within the context of the author's own holiday celebrations.

'A sirloin of beef a foot and a half broad, a turkey as big as an ostrich, a plum-pudding bigger than the turkey and two or three dozen mince-pies'—that was Anthony Trollope's menu for a perfect Christmas dinner. This rousing evocation of a truly English feast helps to explain Trollope's ever-increasing popularity with the Prime Minister as his best known reader. Contemporary Review takes some pride in seeing Trollope's advancement to his proper place in English literature; after all he was the principal founder of The Fortnightly, which is now incorporated into the Contemporary Review. Several...

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